Describe an heirloom that has been passed down through generations of your family. What is its significance to you personally?
There are two special heirlooms that i have from my grandmother that are special to me. One is her original engagement ring (my grandfather bought her a larger one when he was able to). It is special because it represents the love between my grandmother and my grandfather when they were young lovers just being their journey of life that would take them over 50 years together and produce three fine sons and mourn a lost daughter. I feel so fortunate to have it and know what it means to my family.
The second heirloom is my grandmother’s silver tea service. Tea was important to my grandmother and having tea with her was a special occasion. You were on your best behavior and there were always dainty sandwiches and cookie to go with the tea and cream and sugar. It was always highly polished and placed on a polished silver tray. There was a pewter service too but the silver tea service was the “good” service. I have that oen. It represents elegance and sophistication to me and good manners, a well-behaved child who could sit with grown-ups and be included. It represents being grown-up.
These are the two most precious heirlooms that I have from my grandmother and I treasure them with all my heart. They remind me so much of her. I hope to pass them on to my granddaughters one day.